HP Explores Persistent Memory - 01-04-2016

  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co., hoping to distinguish itself amid a mob of cookie-cutter computer makers, is betting on a new approach to memory that it says can bring dramatic speed improvements to companies wrestling with growing troves of data.

    The trick is to combine two existing kinds of memory chips in an arrangement known as persistent memory. The Palo Alto, Calif., company isn’t the only one exploring the combination, but it predicted that its technical contributions and large market share in servers, where it believes persistent memory will have a positive impact, can translate into an early lead.

    “We worked for a long time behind the covers,” said Tim Peters, vice president and general manager of the company’s server group. “This is accelerating really quickly.”

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